My Public IP address

If you were looking an answer to the question: "what is my IP address on the internet?", you got the answer . Your public IP address is displayed above. This means that your connected devices would be visible to the internet with this exposed IP address.

My Public IP & Security

Any computer or device that connects to the internet is at risk of getting hacked by cyber criminals without proper protection. Small and medium businesses especially need better cyber security solutions, as their devices and systems also contain their customers' personal information. A breach in their security could have serious repercussions for their reputation and the business itself.

If you are using a firewall, a web proxy, an network antivirus, an SSL inspector and/or a VPN you can consider yourself as lucky because you limit all those threats when your device is directly exposed to the internet. Otherwise, if I were you, I would be seriously concerned!

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Security & UTM

My Public IP Should I secure my internet connection? The question no longer arises! The question is rather "how can I secure my internet question at a reasonable cost?". If you feel concerned by this question, you should read this.

Security facilities locally installed on your PC such as firewalls and antivirus are not satisfactory because common Operating Systems running on your PC are not by design secure. Operating Systems on your PC allow you to run your applications and that's it. To be fully protected you need security devices that protect your PC at the internet gateway. You need third parties devices such as a firewall, a filtering proxy, a network antivirus and sometimes a VPN server, all implemented at the internet gateway to block threats even before they can enter into your networks.

Well, if you are a large business with hundreds of specialists working in your IT department, you can probably afford to have tens of powerful security devices, each dedicated to a function. You have the human resources and the necessary budget to purchase and implement those security products in your infrastructures. But how to stay secured if you are a small or medium business with limited resources?

The answer is in the title: implement a UTM! UTM stands for Unified Threat Management. It's a physical or virtual machine integrating all those necessary technologies in a single box to implement at the gateway. But what about its cost? Well, when you acquire A UTM you should consider not only its cost of purchase but also its cost of implementation, maintenance and support. This is called the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership). This means that when a UTM is distributed for free it’s not going to be totally free at the end. Most of the time, those free UTM are very complex, poorly designed and very difficult to configure even of specialists. Your IT staff will have to spend hours and hours to deal with their configurations and maintenances. That's why you need to select a UTM that is functional enough to allow your IT staff to handle it with minimum effort.

In conclusion if you worry about your IT security and look for solutions that won’t break the bank the solution is to implement a UTM. But keep in mind that the less a UTM is complex, the less it will cost you.